I adore blossoms, whether they're blooming in mother nature, flowering in my tea cup or captured on the printed page. This week's sip & style spotlights my love for petal perfection.
If you peek into my tea cabinets, you'll see tins of dried hibiscus flowers, lavender blossoms, jasmine green tea and a few flowering teas. Although, one of my favorite floral finds are dried rose buds. Just one sip of the fragrant stee, and I feel as though I've floated to a classical garden. Easy to find online or at your local spice shop, these budding beauties can be steeped on their own or blended with teas (I prefer a delicate bai mu dan white tea or a rich assam black tea for a heartier sip). You can even use them in a simple syrup to add a lady-like touch to any infusion (p.s. rosewater masala chai iced lattes are my summer staple).
A sip of the steeped rosy petals pairs perfectly with the style of this blossoming notebook. Designed by the lovely Joy Cho of Oh Joy!, this "Things to Note" Red Floral Notebook has become the perfect place to jot down notes for teaspoons & petals recipes and posts. The scalloped edges are oh so splendid (p.s. many thanks to Joy for gifting these beautiful books at her recent workshop-she's really the sweetest).
As I wait for my Dahlia's to bloom in my little patch of urban green , you will most likely find me sipping a rose-infused steep while capturing notes in this dainty book.
What's your favorite floral infusion?